Full Name
Heather Wiser Soubra
Job Title
Associate Certified Coach
Wiser Way Coaching
Speaker Bio
Heather Soubra knows from experience that all people have the capacity to love what they do and do what they love. Her coaching empowers professionals who want to develop their leadership skills, unlock their own inner wisdom, and step into the best possible version of themselves. Her direct experiences as a senior leader supplement her education and informs her experience as a leadership and executive coach.

Heather’s role as Chief of Staff, Strategist, and Consultant for the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) provided her experience overseeing and facilitating complex systems, human development, collaboration and inclusiveness across the organization to achieve strategic goals. Most recently, she joined the faculty at the George Washington Leadership Institute at Mount Vernon to facilitate leadership trainings and lead strategic planning sessions for government agencies, trade associations, and emerging leaders. She has experienced firsthand the challenges and opportunities for leaders in a complex organization. Heather also vast experience leading governance structures, developing programs, and executing within global organizations at the most senior levels.

Heather conceptualized, designed, implemented, and led the IDFA People Strategy. She created a suite of programs focused on leadership and the cultivation of organizational well-being, as well as on building the workforce and organizations of the future. One of these programs, The Power of People, is an interactive conference which Heather developed in collaboration with Egon Zehnder and McKinsey & Company, for Chief Executive Officers and Human Resource leaders. The program focuses on the future of work and creating cultures that are inclusive, diverse, and equitable. Another of these programs, the Dairy Diversity Coalition, aims to increase and empower diversity, equity, and inclusion in one of America’s most important agriculture sectors. Heather’s experience growing up in Damascus, Syria has greatly contributed to her passion for working across belief systems, cultures, and languages towards shared common goals.

A graduate of George Mason University, Heather earned her degree in intercultural communication and received her certificate in coaching from George Mason University’s Institute for Leadership Excellence. She received her ACC coaching credential through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. She is also a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington where she earned certification in corporate etiquette and international protocol.
Heather Wiser Soubra